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English nameKildary
Gaelic nameCaoldaraidh
Meaningnarrow place
Genitive formChaoldaraidh

Location and type of place name

LocationEaster Ross, Highland
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891Kilmuir Easter Parish
County post 1891Ross and Cromarty ~ Ros is Cromba
Topographical feature type
Postcode areaIV18
OS sheet number438
OS grid referenceNH757744
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningG caol ~ narrow; daraidh ~ obsc. loc. suffix
Element type

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Further Information

Language notesBased on G adj. caol, ‘narrow’ + -araidh suffix
? thanagii de Caldore 1479 ER viii 261
Kildary Ho. 1880 Os 6 inch 1st edn.
Kildary Ho. 1912 Bartholomew Atlas
G. Caoldaraidh Watson 1904, 63
G. Caol-daraidh Watson Study of Highland Place-names Celtic review 1904, 25
Caoldaraidh TSR
Caoldaraigh Mac an Tàilleir
Additional info'based on caol, narrow and analaysed caol-d-ar-aidh, “d” being euphonic. The ‘narrow place’ in question is doubtless the river gorge between Kildary Farm and the parish of Logie.': Watson 1904, 63
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